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2016 News and Information

Final call for nominations to the eighth annual Richmond Arts Awards

04 March 2016

In 1,000 words or less, artists and arts lovers are invited to nominate a person or an organization for the 2016 Richmond Arts Awards. The deadline is coming up on Monday, March 14, and all artists, arts administrators and educators, volunteers, supporters and patrons of the Richmond arts community are encouraged to get their nominations in.

Award nominations are sought in six categories: Business and the Arts, Volunteerism, Cultural Leadership, Artistic Innovation, Arts Education and Youth Arts. All artistic disciplines are eligible including visual, performing, literary and culinary arts, craft, environmental arts and new media.

Over the years, the program has attracted more than 170 nominations among the six categories, recognizing both well-established institutions as well as rising stars in Richmond’s music, theatre, dance and literary arts scenes. Three finalists in each of the six categories will be named in April.
Established in 2009, the Richmond Arts Awards program is designed to recognize the achievements in and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders. The public is encouraged to submit nominations by Monday, March 14 at 5 p.m. for the awards, and award recipients will be announced in May at a ceremony emceed by Mayor Malcolm Brodie. Richmond Arts Awards 2016 is developed by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition and is sponsored by the Richmond News.

For more information on the Richmond Arts Awards and to submit a nomination online, please visit